Africana Studies

The Africana Studies Minor

Why minor in Africana Studies?

  • Interdisciplinarity As a field of study, Africana Studies insists upon placing different disciplines in conversation. It encourages students to build new bodies of knowledge by thinking across traditional boundaries.
  • Critical Study Africana Studies sharpens the student’s ability to critically engage a text, a film, or an experience. Students will become better critical thinkers and learn essential academic/professional skills applicable beyond the particular field of study.
  • Global Engagement Blackness is transnational and ever-changing. Africana Studies facilitates a more complex and thorough study of Black life and experience, as well as demonstrates how blackness shapes or is shaped by other cultures and communities.
  • Career A minor in Africana Studies speaks to the true value of a liberal arts education. Whether interested in advanced graduate study, law school, or moving directly into the corporate or nonprofit workforce, a minor in Africana Studies can help a student get there.
  • Citizenship Africana Studies is primarily an academic pursuit. However, one of the greatest rewards of its study lies in its ability to cultivate students to be greater citizens of the world.  Africana Studies strengthens our humanity.


Undergraduate Requirements

The Africana Studies Program at Auburn University is housed in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), and may be associated with any major. Students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours (minimum of 9 hours at the 3000-level or above). Introduction to Africana Studies (AFRI 2000) is required of all students minoring in Africana Studies. 

Last Updated: August 21, 2019